Contest Info

  • Started: 8/1/2009 13:00
  • Ended: 8/6/2009 17:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 21
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
Contest Directions: Photoshop this kettle image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: re-designing this kettle, designing other objects with this kettle, putting the kettle into some unusual environment, using the kettle image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to Andrew Martin and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/1/2009 13:00
    • Ended: 8/6/2009 17:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 21
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
21 pictures
  • Kettle Pirate Ship in Sea

    Kettle Pirate Ship in Sea
        • Awesome..
          I could have even see this winning a trophy in the regular Freak Show contest
        • Thanks FN friends to all for comments,yeah i think its nice c comeback for me.
  • Kettle Alein Spaceship Invasion

    Kettle Alein Spaceship Invasion
        • One of the best in the show! Flying kettles are way cooler than flying saucers!
        • This was well executed and... well, funny too! Congrats bh!
  • Teapot Chopper

    Teapot Chopper
        • Well, this machine has a built-in alarm system:its design. It does have a rustic look to it; novel concept.
        • Great work - and much time put into this....
        • well deserved, great job and congrats on first trophy!
  • Kettle Racing Tires

    Kettle Racing Tires
        • Nice tire work, and the left road fence. I like how FN sponsors the race too
        • Only in FN you will see a F! with such cool tires...
          Great job...
        • Very good chop, and the Freaking News sponsorship is a nice touch, but this text needs some distortion and/or wrapping, in my humble opinion...
  • Bishop and Pawn Made from Kettle

    Bishop and Pawn Made from Kettle
        • Not sure about the bishop's shadow (a little bit too dark and too long, and it should be made more parallel with the pawn's shadow, in my humble opinion of course!), but the rest of this shop is really nice. Even better if you could add a (partial) chessboard too in this chop...
        • Nice work.
          If the shadow is too dark,,,,it's only just slightly. I agree with Paul on the parallel and the length parts though. Maybe correcting the pawn shadow instead of the bishop may be a little better.
          I might suggest smoothing the shadow edges a little. They just look a little choppy on the larger view.
          Still nice work.

          [Edited by User on 8/5/2009 11:54:30 AM]
  • The Kettle Lighthouse

    The Kettle Lighthouse
  • The Kettle Helmet

    The Kettle Helmet
  • Hand Coming out of Frying Pan

    Hand Coming out of Frying Pan
  • Woman Listening to Kettle Headphones

    Woman Listening to Kettle Headphones
  • Coffee Expresso Kettle Cart

    Coffee Expresso Kettle Cart
  • The Scream with a Kettle Head

    The Scream with a Kettle Head
  • Kettle Chainsaw

    Kettle Chainsaw
  • Women with Kettle Hats

    Women with Kettle Hats
  • Bullet Holes in Kettle

    Bullet Holes in Kettle
  • Kettle Wedding Cake

    Kettle Wedding Cake
  • Kettle King Playing Card

    Kettle King Playing Card
  • Grease Kettle

    Grease Kettle
  • Soldier Finding Land Mine

    Soldier Finding Land Mine
  • Old Teapot

    Old Teapot
  • Kettle on Time Magazine

    Kettle on Time Magazine
        • The light-gray/white background is not made evenly. It could be easily fixed using the magic wand tool or the magic eraser tool, for instance.
        • If the faces had been on the entire kettle...
  • The Mad Hatter Approved Teapot

    The Mad Hatter Approved Teapot
        • Without text, the image does not amke sense.
        • Expand on that, How does it not make sense? There is Text on the image..
        • Interesting one. I like how you chose mad hatter - direct reference to Tea Party!
        • Ouch last place.. Well, it's my first attempt. Hope to do better next time.
        • Which is what I meant. I feel that the image should be a standalone impact. It needs text to point out the connection ---not everyone will make th elink between the mad hatter and the maybe a teaparty would have been better. The idea is good and you should not take offence. Else do not ask for feedback.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A kettle is a small closed vessel with a spout, lid (as a rule, some exceptions also exist) and a handle for warming and boiling water. Usually, teapots are made of metal. Types of kettles: A kettle for hotplates is usually of a metal capacity with a handle, which is kept on a kitchen hotplate, usually electric or gas, rarely on wood or coal and even more rarely in an oven for water heating. An ordinary kettle is a part of kitchenware. Depending upon the cultural and geographic features, the word kettle in a kitchen can have set of different shades. In Russia, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the kettle is a device, which is used for the quick heating of water for hot beverages such as tea or coffee. Often, akettle spouts are equipped with whistles, which work on steam and warn about the boiling of water through a characteristic whistling. A field kettle (campfire) - unlike kettles for hotplates, it is meant for the suspension over a campfire and is usually used in field conditions. An electric kettle is used as an internal source of thermal energy for heating (usually with a heating element with spiral) and which can be connected to the power supply. Such kettles are equipped with an auto-cut facility upon boiling of water. There are also kettles which maintain a required temperature of water (usually 90oC) after boiling so as to avoid re-heating and according to the opinion of many, such kettles spoil the taste of water and such kettles are capable of maintaining water in hot conditions for a longer duration and the water is ready for use. More often, such kettles are made of plastic, rarely from metal and very rarely from glass or ceramics. A teapot is a vessel for keeping tea leaves (including in tea bags) with hot or boiling water for tea preparation. It can be made of ceramics, faience, porcelain, metal and glass. The kettle in culture: The kettle museum functions in a village of Veskovo (not far away from Pereslavl-Zalessky). The famous British philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell suggested a "flying kettle" in one of his creations as satirical allegory. Since then, Russell's Kettle is often used as a comic counterargument, when discussion crops up about the proof of the inconsistency of some idea the task for its opponents while supporters of the idea ostensibly are not obliged to prove its correctness. European manufacturers, competing with each other in imagination, manufactured kettles of various forms and types. Rectangular and square shaped kettles and also in the form of small houses and animals, with dragon heads instead of spouts Kettles originated in China. It is somewhat difficult to believe that tea, in our country, first appeared only in the 17th century and in Europe, the kettles history begun approximately at the same time. But, originally tea was very expensive - more expensive than coffee, for which the slaves were used and with which the Europeans got acquainted much earlier than with tea. Tea was procured from China and very high duties were imposed. In Russia, tea became a real popular beverage only after the construction of the Chinese-Eastern Railway. As has tea, the first kettles too have originated from China. The Japanese tea ceremony is well-known all around the world, but actually in China, the homeland of tea the action was no less absolute and whimsical. Isin clay kettles: Today, violet (lilac) color Chinese ceramic kettles can be found in gift shops. Ancient tea vessels looked, as per shape, similar to our modern day kettles. Ancient kettles were manufactured from special lilac or red Spanish clay (from the name of the place Isin). However, porcelain, which was later on invented by the Chinese, also possessed good characteristics. The "Marine" kettle was made with a special annulet at the base. While rocking, this kettle stably "stood on its legs", since it was kept in the hotplate's opening and the annulet retained the vessel not allowing it to fall.

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